CAJUN AND CREOLE MUSIC CD/DVD RELEASE PARTY SATURDAY IN EUNICE
Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys
The National Park Service has invited the public to the world premiere of “From One Generation to the Next,” a CD and DVD that share the story of Cajun and Creole music in Louisiana. The CD/DVD release party is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9.
The release will kick off at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park with the following events:
• 2 p.m.: DVD film premiere;
• 3 p.m.: Cajun music jam; and
• 4 p.m.: Reception featuring Acadian syrup cake and coffee.
Admission to the center, located at 250 W. Park Ave. in Eunice, and events is free. For more information call (337) 457-8499 or www.nps.gov/jela.
At 6 p.m., the fun will continue at Rendez-vous des Cajuns, the weekly live music show hosted at Eunice’s Liberty Theater hosted by the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center and the City of Eunice.
The show will feature the “From One Generation to the Next” all-stars, including Sheryl Cormier, Reggie Matte, Briggs Brown and Goldman Thibodeaux.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. The Liberty Theater is located at 200 W. Park Ave. in Eunice. For more information call (337) 457-4389.
“From One Generation to the Next” grew out of the interest shown by Prairie Acadian Cultural Center visitors in the musical heritage of south Louisiana. The center’s National Park Service rangers are also musicians and longtime local residents who understand the power of music when telling a story.
The CD features local musicians playing traditional Cajun and Creole tunes, and an enclosed booklet shares the origins of each song and explains its place in Louisiana music history.
The DVD includes interviews with the musicians, concentrating on how they learned to play Cajun and Creole music and especially on how it has passed from one generation to the next.